Incarcerated Scarfaces, 2014
Porcelain, glaze, oil paint, gold pin
4.25 x 1 x 3.875 inches
Series of 15 unique works
Anicka Yi examines the exhilarating and bizarre potentiality of the body and organic matter with current advancements in material and cosmetic technology. Incarcerated Scarfaces is a series of unique ceramic casts of a single tempura-fried flower coated with resin, a delicate and perishable organic object, battered and fried, and then preserved in acrylic. The ceramic casts are carefully hand-painted to resemble the original fried flower, and each sculpture is backed with a gold pin suggesting its potential wearability. Yi's work was included in the 2012 SculptureCenter exhibition A Disagreeable Object.
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